Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Not So Dirty Little Conference Secret!

Last year on my way to the endless maze that is the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City I ran into a street team passing out 5-hour ENERGY® Samples. They were energetic, enthusiastic and all around nice, so how I could refuse them right?

I put them in my handbag and almost forgot about them. That is until about 3pm, when I realized I had dashed out the door without breakfast, hadn't drank much water and spent the entire day on my feet and still hadn't had lunch. To say I was exhausted was an under-statement. I remembered the sample, but I hesitated. This is the girl who never even tried that little pill that is phonetically similar to 'slow crows' even when cramming for exams in College when it was very popular. I was afraid of the 'crash' I heard these things can cause and as I avoid caffeine on a daily basis (when I do drink soda, it's caffeine free) I was a bit nervous about trying it.

When I realized I was no closer to food and dead on my feet I gave in, and I tried it. I was pleasantly surprised that I found it be very fast acting. I also made sure I stopped and ate something, and bought extra bottled water to get through the rest of the expo. After the expo I had to stop by the office, and after that an evening event, that day was pretty much an 18 hour day, and 5-hour ENERGY® did give me just that extra boost I needed to get through the day without collapsing from sheer exhaustion!

A few weeks later, I had landed an awesome side job, the problem with that side job is that it started late evening, and ran pretty much through the night and I had to be back at work early in the morning. I reached for my second sample and again it got me through a super long day with no crash and no negative side effects. That awesome side job went so well it became a once a week thing for about a year, needless to say I kept myself in supply of my favorite energy drink!

Now I carry one with me every time I have to visit an Expo or Conference, not just at the Javitz but anywhere. I also bring one with me when I have to fly to the West Coast and especially when I fly international to keep myself from getting too tired when I have to be 'on'. Whether it's a presentation or a client dinner. Honestly, even on a vacation with an over-packed itinerary.

5-hour ENERGY® is the first of it's kind that I tried and it worked well for me so I haven't tried any others, but like they say 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it', right?

What's in 5-hour ENERGY®?

The key ingredients in 5-hour ENERGY® are also available in every day foods – like broccoli, avocados, bananas and apples – or already in you. It contains zero sugar, four calories and as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee. (and for those like me who restrict their daily caffeine intake, there is also available a Decaf Version)

Why try 5-hour ENERGY®?

  • Quick, simple and effective
  • Fast and easy to consume
  • Zero sugar
  • Zero herbal stimulants
  • 4 calories!
  • B-vitamins and amino acids
  • As much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee
  • Also available in a Decaf version
  • Non carbonated

What it DOESN'T?

5-hour ENERGY® does not cure any disease and/or ailments and does not enhance performance. It should not be drank before going to a club/bar and should not be used with alcohol. In addition, 5-hour ENERGY® is not for children!

My Take

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Individual Results Will Vary, but in MY personal experience, it gave me just the boost that I needed. It was fact-acting in my case, and I did not experience any kind of crash after drinking it. I do NOT drink this daily, I use energy drinks very infrequently probably 1-2 times per month, but when I do use them it's 5-hour ENERGY® for me!

Get Social With It!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can LIKE 5-hour ENERGY® on FACEBOOK - by the way butterfly check out the 'WIN' Tab on their facebook page too for fun contests!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet with @5HourEnergyGuy on TWITTER

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hang Out with the 5-hour ENERGY® family on Google Plus too!

Share Butterflies, How do you get over the 3pm slump?

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FTC Disclosure: I received a free sample of 5-hour ENERGY® courtesy of Smiley360 for editorial consideration. This is not a compensated post, no monetary compensation has been received and all opinions are 100% my own. I am an infrequent user of 5-hour ENERGY® but have not had any negative experiences with the product and it is my preferred Energy Drink.


  1. You definitely got me interested in something I would NEVER even sample! Thanks for the info.

    1. @shewentthere - Thank You! I felt the same way, when I was originally handed the sample I just didn't want to be rude, but once I tried it I really liked it and loved the results, it really gave me a great boost. It's something I might not have thought about until I tried it, but once I did, I kept re-purchasing as needed and will certainly continue to do so! I exhausted the supply I received for this campaign during BlogHer this year!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  2. Someday I'd definitely try it, thanks for sharing #LLBLOG from Norah Loves Makeup dot com

    1. @Norah - I would encourage you to try it out, just don't abuse it! :)

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  3. Ok, always wondered what I'd do w/out mi cafecito- now I know. Thanks for the thumbs up.

    1. @Bohemian Babushka - I don't really prefer to drink coffee, so I needed to find a keep me awake alternative! :)

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  4. I'm sorry I missed that at Blogher12! I was getting delirious from exhaustion a few times!

    1. @Unknown - You didn't miss them during BlogHer, I received my samples for this campaign and brought them with me to BlogHer! :)

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